Pre-Vacation Home tips: Things to do Before You Leave.
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And today - following the arrival of summer that brings associations of sandy beaches and stunning sun - which is quite reminiscent of all of us an enjoyable vacation - we will talk about the things you must not forget before to do in your house you go on a vacation.
As is well known, vacation is not just about the destination you are traveling to but also about the home you leave behind. You must take some important actions in your home before you go (Certainly if it is for a long time).
But do not worry. As always, we have your back, and in this article, we will review the most important actions every person should take within their home before going on vacation. These are actions related to a wide variety of things, from those with an aesthetic orientation to matters of order and even criminal aspects.
And as always, at the end of the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation to summarize its content for you.
1. Keep it fresh.
As you are probably well aware, cleanliness and hygiene are among the most significant factors in the quality of any four walls space, not just your home.
Therefore, you should pay close attention to maintaining your home at a high level in terms of cleanliness and hygiene during your absence.
'What are those focal points?' You must be asking.
First and foremost is the matter of food.
Although each has its special rate, almost all nutrients tend to rot.
And as we all know, The results at the end of the rottenness procedure are pretty unpleasant, both in the visual and smell aspects.
Therefore, as part of preparing your home for your extended departure, you must ensure that you have not left or improperly stored types of food that could rot and make you want to throw up the second you open the door upon your home return.
We highly recommend thoroughly cleaning - focusing on the food storage areas - before going on vacation. This way, you will avoid unpleasant situations of rotting food that will patiently wait for your return.
A mental tip that will make this task easier is the link you can make between the refreshment that the vacation will grant you and the refreshment that your home needs from time to time. We all (including inanimate objects like houses) need thorough care from time to time.
By the way, here, too, early preparation is critical.
Ensure to plan your food purchase so you do not need to be thrown away food that clearly should not be within your home during your absence (due to concern that it will rot).
In light of the above, buying five kg of apples two days before your trip would be pretty silly. You might as well throw your money in the trash.
Moreover, it goes without saying that preventing rot does not only concern food products, You must thoroughly clean the entire house before you leave. The last thing you want is to return to a dirty and smelly home even.
This excellent article will cover most of the reasons that make your house stink and how to overcome them. Please do yourself a favor and read it.
By the way, We entirely support the popular claim that a clean and good-smelling home that will greet you upon your return from vacation will ease the automatic adjustment difficulties that will probably arise when you return to your (dull?) routine.
2. Keep it protected.
As is well known, much evidence supports the claim of the significant contribution of technological protection measures to the safety of any home environment.
Before you go on vacation, equip your home with technological means such as cameras and sensors, which will help you protect your home from a distance. You can find a good and affordable list of these here and here.
the human factor
Another critical factor you need to consider before going on vacation is the issue of maintaining the safety of your home while you are away.
Look, despite all the (excellent) technological innovations in the field of the smart home, there is still no perfect substitute for human interaction (until at least AI takes over everything here, And the robots will eat us all for an intergalactic dinner.). Therefore, our first tip is to ensure that a close friend or family member visits your home at least once a day in your absence, even if it's just for a few minutes. You will be surprised to hear how much the short presence of a person within your house can make potential burglars think twice before they act.
Take measures to maintain security
You must use the two tools mentioned above wisely and in an integrated manner. There are issues for which the solution is more human, and others need more technological treatment. It would be best if you managed this dose wisely.
3. Keep it safe.
After discussing the issues of security and aesthetics, let's talk a little about safety.
Contrary to what you might think, there is a fundamental difference between security and safety.
While security is primarily concerned with threats from an external human source with intentional malicious intent, safety concerns hazards that originate mainly from technical failures.
The variety of domestic safety hazards you may face with their consequences during your absence is nothing less than enormous. It may contain faults related to electricity/gas leaks/collapse Etc.
As a matter of fact - And take our word for it, we don't want to stress you out - Still, suppose you leave your home for an extended vacation without any preliminary actions that concern the safety aspects. In that case, it is not unreasonable to fear that upon returning home from vacation, you will find your home burst into flames due to an electrical device that caused a dangerous short circuit or A gas leak (which could have been avoided by a simple safety check before your departure) caused irreparable damage.
Contrary to the severe consequences that safety hazards can cause, the actions to prevent them are pretty simple and easy to implement.
We at Sweet blog call this preliminary action a "safety routine."
This safety routine includes a simple variety of actions that will improve the safety level within your home during your absence.
The safety routine is basically just a careful and slow walk, with another person (to multiply points of view), in all parts of the physical space of your home. Just peacefully observing and trying to find the safety hazards
Doing this will cover almost any safety hazards that may arise in your absence - Any electrical device you may have left on. Any faucet (water/gas, doesn't matter) that may leak. Any window that remains open and may lead to the entry of pests and more.
The guiding principle is a thorough and careful observation that will reduce to the minimum level the safety hazards that may be caused to your home during your absence. Dangers, as mentioned, can be avoided by surprisingly simple actions.
Make sure nothing leaks/is dangerous!
As most of us know, due to The unexpected circumstances of our lives, sometimes, all that is needed to prevent a severe problem is an effortless step. There is no better example than our "safety routine."
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